Remeron (mirtazapine) is an antidepressant medication. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters). Remeron is used to treat major depressive disorder.
The most common side effects of Remeron include:
-Nausea or vomiting
Less common side effects include:
-Anxiety or nervousness
-Agitation or restlessness
-Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
-Sexual side effects (decreased libido, ejaculatory delay, and anorgasmia)
Rare side effects include: -Abnormal bleeding or bruising -Yellowing of the skin or eyes -Fever -Rash -Seizures
If you experience any of these serious side effects, stop taking Remeron and contact your doctor immediately.
Remeron is available in tablet form in 7.5 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg strengths. The recommended starting dose is usually 15 mg per day, taken as a single dose at bedtime.
If you are taking Remeron for the first time, it is important to know that it may take several weeks for the medication to start working. Be sure to keep taking Remeron even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Remeron without talking to your doctor first.
Remeron may be taken with or without food. If you experience stomach upset after taking Remeron, you can take it with food or milk.
Remeron is used to treat major depressive disorder. It may also be used off-label for other conditions, such as anxiety, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Major depression is a serious mental illness that can cause significant problems in your life. Symptoms of major depression can include:
-Persistent feelings of sadness or emptiness
-Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
-Changes in appetite or weight
-Sleep problems (insomnia or excessive sleeping)
-Loss of energy or fatigue
-Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
-Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
-Thoughts of death or suicide